Hospital – "Obese doctors need not apply!"
Interesting article from Art Caplan, from the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. Excerpt below –
“What is the argument that they have for doing this? They say, “Look, if you are going to come in and counsel people about health, you need to have a staff that is slim and fit.” It is certainly the case that it is hard to have people say, “Follow what I say, don’t do what I do,” and I think they are worried that it might not be as attractive to patients to have someone tell them to lose weight who is overweight themselves.”
Do you agree with the hospital’s policy? Would you go to a weight loss, wellness or diabetes prevention center if your provider was suffering from the same issues you are seeking relief from?